Apr 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
today on a bill to let states collect sales tax on all online purchases. though ebay ceo has reportedly been recruiting users to rally against the measure. >>> and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it's due to falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. richard? >> we will take that. thank you so much. >>> here are other stories we're keeping an eye on for you. if you're traveling by air today, allow a little more time. it's the first weekday with a 10% slash to the nation's air traffic controller work force. the furloughs went into place last night as part of the so-called sequester. delays were mostly nonexistent on sunday except for waits of up to an hour in and around new york and los angeles. but the real test begins today. the furloughs will last through september and are expected to save about $200 million. >>> the u.s. is on the offense when it comes to china and cybersecurity. "the wall street journal" reporting the obama administration is considering several aggressive options to confront china rangi
Apr 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
legislation to help states force online retailers to collect tens of billions of dollars in sales tax. a final senate vote could come by the end of the week. a campaign to raise funds to cover medical expenses for boston bombing victims and now double amputee jeff baumann has received an overwhelming response. nearly $620,000 has been raised in just six days. >>> finally, it's one thing to knowingly throw your money away in vegas, but get this. a recent audit found taxicab drivers overcharging tourists by taking them on the scenic route to and from the airport to the tune of $15 million last year. i may have been on one of those. >>> straight ahead, meet the members of the s.w.a.t. team that desended on the 19-year-old bombing suspect while he lay in that boat not knowing if he was armed or if the boat was boony trapped next. >>> the officers who arrested accused terrorist dzhokhar tsarnaev say the whole ordeal has not sunk in yet. the manhunt for tsarnaev culminated in a showdown in the backyard of a watertown home where he was hiding in a covered boat. with the help of powerful infrared surv
Apr 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
taxpayers, boston only, don't worry if you missed the tax filing deadline last night. they'll give extensions, and they plan to talk more about how that will be done later today. richard? >> traci potts, thank you so much. >>> people at the scene of the explosions are speaking about what they saw. one witness saying he could feel the explosions from his feet to his chest. a photographer on the scene shared his story with our own brian williams. he was just half a block away when he heard the first explosion. >> it was one of the craziest scenes i've ever scene. everyone was rushing. no one knew what to do. most of the people were running away. you know, the ems was running towards the scene. nobody knew what to do or what was happening. everyone was just in fear. >> this is like a bomb explosion that we hear about in the news in baghdad or israel or some other tragic place in the world. >> it went off and me and him -- we're rooting on our friend and like oh, yeah. and then it was, like, boom! both of us, we've been to afghanistan. you expect that there. i didn't expect that here.
Apr 16, 2013 4:30am EDT
in the boston area the irs is telling them don't worry if you missed the tax deadline if you're in the boston area. they will get an extension and the irs plans to make an announcement. >> good infmation to have. thanks. >>> nervous investors will be looking for fallout over the bombings and keeping an eye on the investigation in boston. stocks posted their biggest one day drop the year on monday and the selloff continued overseas this morning. weak economic data out of china sparked monday's fall and later bombings in boston drove up investors fears. >>> expect to see police and military presence ramped up at travel hubs in major cities across the country. in boston the governor said the city is open but will not be business as usual. >>> thanks to marathon runners who ran straight to the city's hospitals to donate blood massachusetts general met all of its blood needs for yesterday but encouraging more donations beginning at 7:30 this morning. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil. >> coming up after the break what can authorities do to keep the public safe at majo